There are only a handful of things Volaccians love more than Star Wars, and one of them is Drupal. Drupal is an awesome content management system for any company wanting to build a website or seven. It’s uses range from a simple blog to an extensive corporate or political site for any fevered advocate. Drupal is the swiss army knife of web site construction, and I recently ran across an impressive article by Glenn of Web Jackalope on the different clones that Drupal can be used for, you can read the entire post here. The greatest thing about the post is that it lacks the impatient whining of Anakin Skywalker, something that any original trilogy fan would use their time machine to go back and change.
To clone a site like Digg, you just need to allow users to submit links to content, vote, comment and moderate the submitted links. Drupal’s Drigg allows you to all of these things in one module. Drigg will create a voting site that is identical to Digg that allows any user to submit links, vote, share, etc.
If you can’t get enough of Twitter, you are in luck my Drupal friend. Drupal has a microblogging module that can copy almost all the features of Twitter: micro-messaging, following, timelines, and community cross-platform messaging.
Combine the internet with the accessibility to digital cameras and everyone’s Annie Leibovitz. Now you can have your own online photo gallery in the vein of Flickr or Photobucket with Drupal’s Image module. this module allows you to upload images, create thumbnails and set up galleries for your visitors to view and comment on.
Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine on the internet, second only to Google? If you don’t believe me, google it. Drupal gives you the opportunity, but not the ambition, to create your own video sharing site like YouTube. FlashVideo is a module that will give your Drupal website the functionality to convert uploaded files to flash. FlashVideo also has the ability to embed the videos onto all the other social networking sites that you plaster with content.
Want to sell some stuff? Drupal has a few tremendous ecommerce modules that are capable of helping recreate an Amazon clone. e-Commerce and Ubercart provide a great feature list that can help you become the next internet millionaire.
These are just a few Drupal clones that Glen from Web Jackalope discussed, and just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Drupal modules. Drupal is an amazing content management system that is growing and adapting with its users needs. It is very easy to use and allows incredible access to any third-party user with an idea and ambition. Volacci is the leading Drupal SEO company and very passionate about your online success. By the end of your contract you will have at least as much additional business from your web site as you spend on our services... or we'll work for free until you do.
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